The Salford Group takes the late summer ag show circuit to another level with a second show this week, as territory manager Jim Danielsen joins the Illinois farming community for the Midwest Ag Industries Exposition.
Also known as MAGIE, the expo will run from August 26-27 at the McLean County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, Illinois. A production of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association (IFCA), MAGIE brings together thousands of farmers from Illinois and surrounding states to meet with exhibitors from every corner of agricultural equipment, electronics, services, and more.
Danielsen will showcase equipment from across the entire Salford Group—Salford tillage and seeding, Valmar application, and BBI spreaders—at booth #307 at MAGIE.
From Salford tillage and seeding, Danielsen will show an I-1500 strip-till applicator from the company’s Independent Series, outfitted with a Valmar ST-6 tank and Salford’s all-new Pathfinder cart. The I-1500 spreads the best in strip-till technology over a deeper frame than conventional strip till machines, making it nearly impossible to plug.
Combined with commodity carts from Salford, the I-1500 is the anchor tool for an ideal nutrient management system for many farms. The Pathfinder is a versatile, nimble tool that reflects Salford’s commitment to designing equipment that delivers fast return on investment with multiple applications in the field.
The Pathfinder cart features an axle that resembles nothing less than a multi-tool in the field. First, it’s fully-steerable, beating competitors for greater tracking between rows while turning. Next, it’s high-clearance, rising above the competition for gently gliding above standing crops. Furthermore, the axle is adjustable to track sizes of 120 to 160 inches, for adaptability to different row spacing.
In addition to the versatility created by Pathfinder’s axle, the cart’s double ball hitch enables Pathfinder to fit a variety of implements, including planters, strip-till bars, and various other tillage tools. With row crop tires built for better side-hill stability and minimizing soil compaction, Pathfinder can carry a variety of tools with ease, including the Valmar ST Series fertilizer and seed applicators, liquid fertilizer tanks and Salford pressurized air seeding systems.
From Salford Group’s BBI Spreaders lineup of precision broadcast applicators, Danielsen will feature a pair of hydraulic models, MagnaSpread and Javelin. MagnaSpread is the industry leader in cost-in-use, a measure of precision and efficiency that drives higher yields, reduced waste, and greater profitability from targeted application of fertilizer and lime.
The hydraulic-powered MagnaSpread is an option-rich line, with a variety of sizes available for applications ranging from small to mid-sized farms and golf courses all the way to versions optimized for large-acreage farms, featured in the Producer Series.
Javelin, also from the Producer Series, is the first spreader on the North American market to achieve a true spread pattern and drive interval of 120 feet. Optimized for mid-season top-dress applications with special tires to minimize soil compaction, Javelin features the largest capacity of any single-axle spreader on the market. Javelin’s axle adjusts from 90 to 120-inch track widths to meet different row spading needs.
From the Valmar line of precision application equipment, Danielsen will display yet another new piece of equipment for MAGIE, the Airflo 8600. A high-capacity, pull-type fertilizer spreader, the Airflo 8600 features pneumatic booms available up to 60 feet. The 8600 combines mammoth hopper capacity with precision metering delivered by a ground-wheel-drive system that adjusts application rate on-the-go, ensuring uniformity regardless of ground speed.
For more information on the Midwest Ag Industries Exposition, an annual gathering of the Illinois farming community sponsored by the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, visit the show website at http://www.ifca.com/MAGIE.